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One of the Isle of Man's most unsual traditions took place on Laa'l Catreeney (St. Catherine's Day) on the 6th of December. Involving a mock funeral of a hen with a traditional song, followed by a dinner from the hen's body and the drinking of much 'jough,' the tradition is at the same time both humorous and deeply sinister. 

This short film offers a very short introduction to the tradition. More can be found on the Laa'l Catreeney page of The Manx Calendar.